7 Apr 2020
Uncharted Territory: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Destabilizing the Borders of Our Freedoms
Commentary by Elisa Fornalé in JURIST | Legal News & Research, a collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh
With the astonishing speed of the spread of COVID-19 – affecting more than 199 countries, 1,315,989 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 74,000 deaths – many countries are implementing extraordinary measures to meet this unprecedented challenge and to cope with the severe implications of the coronavirus crisis. The key measures of the containment strategy have entailed multiple restrictions on the enjoyment of fundamental civil and political liberties, such as freedom of movement, and freedom of assembly and association.
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